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2017 Fisher Prizes Awarded

The 2017 Howard T Fisher Prizes for excellence in GIS have been awarded to Harvard students Melissa Balding (undergraduate category) for "Vision Zero Boston: Using Crowd Sourced Safety Concerns to Identify Local Street Projects" and Oliver Curtis and Brian Ho (graduate category) for "Building a Complex Surface to Simulate America’s 

The Drone Revolution in Spatial Analysis -- CGA Annual Conference, April 27th-28th

Join us for our Annual Conference on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) -- commonly known as Drones -- which are revolutionizing both spatial data collection and geographic analysis.  Our list of speakers will discuss best practices, regulations, policies, ethics, and technical details of flying drones for geospatial research.   Please see the details and registration form to attend here!

CGA Speakers and Panelists at AAG Boston, April 6th - 9th

This year's American Association of Geographers will feature CGA Staff in the following panels:

Peter Bol 

Jeff Blossom

ESRI Developement Center Harvard Student of the Year Award 2017

The 2017 ESRI EDC Student of the Year Award for Harvard University has been awarded to Longfeng Wu, Yonghui Chen, Jung Hyun Woo, Seung Kyum Kim for their paper:  “How do pedestrians choose their routes?”   Details here, and Congratulations to the winners!

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This Week at CGA

Upcoming Conference and GIS Institute

Each year, the CGA offers a two-day workshop about a GIS topic useful to the Harvard community. These workshops involve a keynote speaker and numerous panel discussions. Video of all presentations is available. In addition, posters and videos and other visualizations are submitted by attendees and Harvard students are eligible for the Fisher Prize in GIS competition.

2013 CGA conference: Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location–Enabled Society. May 2-3, 2013

2012 CGA conference: Re-Mapping Africa in GIS: From Humanities to Health. March 29-30, 2012.

2011 CGA conference: Geospatial Collaboration: New Common Ground .

2010 CGA conference: New Technologies and Interdisciplinary Research on Religion.

2009 CGA conference: Spatial-Temporal Modeling -- Its implications across disciplines.

2008 CGA conference: Georeferencing Workshop: Challenges of and solutions for assigning geographic location to digital information - a cross-disciplinary problem. .

2007 CGA conference: Remote Sensing Technology and Applications Workshop.

2006, CGA conference: Harvard Returned to Geography. This was our inaugural workshop demonstrating the value and presence of GIS in research and industry.

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